Love, Patience and Your Dog's Holistic Health There is a popular phrase that I see frequently on merchandise and on social media. It reads, "If love would have saved you, you would have lived forever" and is used to commemorate our love for our dogs. It speaks to me because I feel that way about… Continue reading Love and Your Dog’s Holistic Health
After what seems like a particularly harsh winter in the Chicagoland area, people are starting to come out of hibernation. Because I have a firm rule that my dogs are never to be outside without human supervision, I am outside with Jackson and Tinkerbell all year. Between November and March, though, I normally am the… Continue reading Walking Your Dog After Hibernating All Winter
We go through a lot of dog treats in our house. A lot. I may be well educated on how to create a happy, healthy lifestyle for your dog, but I've never said I wasn't a pushover. I mean, it's not like my dogs aren't well behaved and trained, so it's ok if they get a treat… Continue reading Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Jax and Tink Approved: PupJoy Subscription Box by Lynn Stacy-Smith Subscription boxes have been around for several years and I have tried many of them for different things like snacks and beauty products. As someone who loves trying out new products and getting a little surprise in the mail each month, I adore the subscription… Continue reading Jax and Tink Approved: PupJoy Subscription Box
How Much To Feed Your Dog by Lynn Stacy-Smith The other day I came across a conversation in a Labrador Retriever focused Facebook group in which a dog owner was asking fellow dog owners how much they fed their dogs. Their puppy was still growing and they were not sure if he was gaining too… Continue reading How Much To Feed Your Dog
Dog Owners Beware: Always Watch out for Products with Xylitol by Lynn Stacy-Smith I had a terrifying moment yesterday. We returned from the Run Fur Shelter 5K/10K races that I wrote about in yesterday's blog, I had let the dogs out of their kennels, taken them outside for potty breaks, and then brought them inside.… Continue reading Dog Owners Beware: Always Watch out for Products with Xylitol
Fruits and Veggies for Dogs: Jackson & Tinkerbell's Top 7 Produce Picks By Lynn Stacy-Smith Yesterday was National Biscuit Day and I shared my favorite and trusted brands of dog treats, so today is a perfect time to share some of Jackson and Tinkerbell's favorite fruits and veggies for dogs. My teenagers joke that our dogs… Continue reading Fruits and Veggies for Dogs: Jackson & Tinkerbell’s Top 7 Produce Picks
National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day: Jax and Tink's Five Favorite Brands By Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! If it seems like I've had a lot of "national (fill in the blank) day" posts, you are correct. February is chock full of them. Some are for extremely important educational topics and some,… Continue reading National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day: Jax and Tink’s Five Favorite Brands
Walking the Dog Day By Lynn Stacy-Smith Today is Walking the Dog Day in the United States. It is also National Margarita Day. If you participate in both, please walk your dog first and then have your margaritas. Your dog might think it's the best walk ever to not have to go in a straight… Continue reading Walking the Dog Day
Recently a video by the renowned holistic veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker went through social media channels promoting a method to help protect your dog's paws. Right now we are in a season when a snowy, slushy sloppy mess waits outside for many of us. If you watch her video here you will probably be just as… Continue reading Winter Weather: Protecting Your Dog from Cold and Chemicals
Just like in humans, there is not a magic recipe for preventing cancer in dogs. There is no secret food or magical herb or pill that will prevent the cancer cells from invading their bodies. With that understood, the smartest thing to do for your dog is to give him or her a lifestyle that promotes a healthy immune system.
Just like I take precautions for myself and my family, though, I am also taking precautions with the dogs, including paw soaks and body wipedowns after each walk or at the end of each day.
This study is perhaps the most troubling to me because it demonstrated that even if owners use precautions and do not treat their own yards that their dogs are still at risk from other homeowners' toxic pesticides and herbicides drifting onto their grass.
Click here to view my infographic: Promoting a Healthy Immune System which includes tips for promoting a strong immune system for your dog, from feeding an alkaline diet like Canine Caviar holistic pet food, providing filtered water and plenty of fun and exercise to supplements to consider.
Click here to access my infogDogs and Lawn Care Productsraphic Dogs and Lawn Care: Protecting Our Best Friends for information on recent studies linking lawn care products and cancer rates in dogs, tips on washing your dog's paws and body after walks and information and links to maintain an organic lawn that is safe for pets and humans.